“Ultrabook” is one of the buzzwords that has been circulating in the tech world over the last few years, but it’s more than that. As innovations go, an ultrabook represents a huge step forward for those who want to be able to work smart and play hard. As the economy continues to globalize, businesses of all sizes–whether they be large corporations or a one-person enterprises–can benefit from using an ultrabook:
The Mobile Employee
The fact is we are working from just about everywhere right now. Globally-connected business meetings are taking place in coffee shops using free wi-fi. Employees are creating reports and sending emails while riding public transit, and almost everyone has their work email synced to their mobile.
This change in the mobile work environment has helped manufacturers evolve. The PC and laptop marketplace has seen a large shift to the consumer use of tablets. However, when most of us sit down to really knock out tasks, we usually need more flexibility and computing power than a tablet offers to work effectively. The best ultrabooks are designed to fill the void between tablet and laptop by delivering a light, portable device that is easy to use, great for general computing, and yet powerful enough to handle business applications.
How Can Your Business Benefit from an Ultrabook?
The first benefit of using a ultrabook in your business is going to come from portability. Most ultrabooks weigh less than 5 pounds, making them easy to take with you wherever you go. This is especially useful if you travel a lot. Their lightweight and sleek design is also great for giving presentations and showing portfolio work to clients.
They also have an extremely long battery life. Manufacturers recognize that mobile employees often go hours without being able to plug in. With average battery life ranging from 5 to 9 hours, you will have the freedom to work when, where, and for as long as you want.
Apps for Business
One reason tablets have become so popular is users love how intuitive they are to navigate. You can capitalize on this with an ultrabook convertible, which combines the best of both worlds. These touch-capable machines either flip the screen or detach from a keyboard–going from tablet to desktop mode in seconds. This is perfect when you need to switch from watching a movie to serious blog writing on a long layover.
This also works for customer interaction. Having potential customers take quick surveys or input their information at an expo or meet-up couldn’t be easier. In addition, if you offer software as a service for your business, you can test the touch capabilities of your applications without purchasing another device.
There are also a number of apps created to make running your business or managing your money easier. Here are a few ideas you may be interested in below:
-Mobile payment apps
-Apps to keep you off social media sites
Checkout this list for more ideas on apps you can use for your business.
One of the primary benefits of an ultrabook is the solid state drive. These drives make ultrabooks essentially function like a tablet when it comes to turning on and off. Most models strive to boot in 30 seconds or less, and wake up from sleep mode in less than 5 seconds. No more closing your laptop and having to do a hard reset or wait 15 minutes for it turn back on. Solid state drives also have no moving parts making them less susceptible to breaking and increase the speed in which you can download video or run multiple apps at the same time.
Another benefit of an ultrabook is its natural fit with Windows 8. This OS was designed with touch in mind, making an ultrabook a great option for anyone who’s looking to upgrade. In addition, Windows 8 was designed to integrate with the cloud, making collaboration easy–teams can work on documents at the same time anywhere in the world, which eliminates the need for multiple revisions and versions.
The convenience of being able to go from sending a simple tweet in touch mode to writing a hefty blog post in desktop mode is such a great user experience, it is tough to beat. Running a lifestyle business is about doing what you love when you love to do it. You may want to see how ultrabooks can be part of that process with your next upgrade.
This article was published by Paul Mansour is enthusiastic about start-ups along with consumer and small business technology. He works to stay up-to-date on the best products and solutions for businesses. In his spare time he can’t resist taking apart his latest gadget and forgetting how to put it back together.